Somewhere Between the Colonial and the Postcolonial: An interview with Gibraltarian author Mark G. Sanchez
Keywords:Gibraltar, Gibraltarian, M G Sanchez, coloniality, hybridity
Gibraltar, the British territory located at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, is one of those places which are frequently in the news, but which often confuse outsiders with their ‘more-than-meets-the-eye’ complexity. Is it a colony, or is it self-governing? What is its relationship with its much larger neighbour across the border? Is there a Gibraltarian way of thinking? In this interview the Gibraltarian writer and novelist M. G. Sanchez – who has spent the last twenty years expounding upon the contradictions and idiosyncrasies at the heart of modern-day Gibraltarian identity – discusses borders, Brexit, coloniality, hybridity, as well as his latest novel Gooseman and his 2018 travelogue Bombay Journal.